Fall Panzanella Salad

Fall Panzanella Salad-bread salad with butternut squash, brussels sprouts, apple, dried cranberries, pepitas, goat cheese, and kale. This easy fall salad is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!

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Panzanella Salad is my favorite. How could you not like a salad that has bread in it? Ok, maybe bread in a salad sounds a little weird, but it’s not soggy bread. The bread is crusty and will remind you of croutons. I promise, it is a good thing. Carbs in a salad, it has to be a good thing:)

I am currently obsessed with this Fall Panzanella Salad. It has all of my favorite fall flavors in one salad…with toasted bread. It is a great side dish for Thanksgiving or any fall meal.

So what is in my fall panzanella salad?

  • toasted bread cubes
  • butternut squash
  • brussels sprouts
  • red onion
  • kale
  • apples
  • pepitas
  • dried cranberries
  • goat cheese

This is one loaded salad! I buy all of the ingredients at Smith’s. They sell amazing artisan bread that is baked fresh every day. I love the Rosemary Olive Oil loaf from La Brea Bakery for this recipe. It’s so good and compliments all of the fall flavors.

I cut the bread into cubes and toast it up in the oven. You want to get it nice and toasty before adding it to the other ingredients. Remember, you don’t want soggy bread:)

Once you have your toasted bread cubes, you can add in all of the delicious vegetables. I roast the vegetables to bring out the best flavor. Pro-tip, you can buy precut butternut squash and trimmed brussels sprouts at Smith’s in the produce section. I am always looking for time savers during the busy holiday season. Thank you Smith’s!

To finish up the salad, add in pepitas, dried cranberries, and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with a simple maple mustard dressing and you will have the BEST fall salad.

Add this Fall Panzanella Salad to your Thanksgiving menu this year. It is a great side dish to serve along side your holiday meal. Enjoy!

If you like this Fall Panzanella Salad, you might also like:

  • Apple, Grape, and Candied Pecan Salad
  • Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Balsamic, Blue Cheese, and Pecans
  • Kale Brussels Sprouts Salad

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